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Clabbergirl
12-03-2008, 11:21 AM
I saw this great idea (http://www.craftycrafty.tv/2008/12/christmas_craft_yarnfilled_orn.html) for using up scrap yarn as ornaments and thought I'd share. Super fast, and cute too.

I think these would be a great idea for yarn shops, knitting groups, etc.

http://www.craftycrafty.tv/yarn%20ornaments.jpg

Crycket
12-03-2008, 12:29 PM
I found this pattern...and have been working on it for all my family/girl guides here (http://zakkalife.blogspot.com/2007/12/candy-cane-cozy.html)

I got 10 of them out of a 50 gm ball of bernat or sugar n' cream

Clabbergirl
12-03-2008, 12:57 PM
Oh how cute, kind of like candy cane stockings? I could see this is all kinds of colors, textures, etc.

cindycactus
12-03-2008, 03:44 PM
Cute Ideas. Thanks for sharing. :thumbsup:

sorifes
12-03-2008, 06:50 PM
That's frickin cool! I have clear ones I might have to do that!

Jan in CA
12-03-2008, 06:56 PM
Very cool!

Not knitting related, but clear ornament related... I took the top off a clear ornament and filled it with my cat Marshmallow (http://purrcat-jan.smugmug.com/photos/2670398_kxHpd-M.jpg)'s fur. Then I painted a picture of a kitty on it that looks like her! It's cute! I'll take a picture when we get the ornaments out in a few days.

saracidaltendencies
12-03-2008, 10:49 PM
Aww, that is such a cute idea, Jan! With all my animals and the amount of fur around my house, I could make hundreds :teehee:

Crycket
12-04-2008, 12:21 PM
Very cool!

Not knitting related, but clear ornament related... I took the top off a clear ornament and filled it with my cat Marshmallow (http://purrcat-jan.smugmug.com/photos/2670398_kxHpd-M.jpg)'s fur. Then I painted a picture of a kitty on it that looks like her! It's cute! I'll take a picture when we get the ornaments out in a few days.

Not to sound morbid...but that will be a really nice keepsake to have one day when she is not around.....

My dog passed away in 2006, and I have a small packet of her fur...it is a nice thing to remember them by...

Jan in CA
12-04-2008, 03:28 PM
Not to sound morbid...but that will be a really nice keepsake to have one day when she is not around.....


Oh I agree! She's 17 now, too!

shelluie
12-04-2008, 05:12 PM
I found this pattern...and have been working on it for all my family/girl guides here (http://zakkalife.blogspot.com/2007/12/candy-cane-cozy.html)

I got 10 of them out of a 50 gm ball of bernat or sugar n' cream

I've been making these too! I think they are so cute! I will be giving them to my daycare children for this years ornament. The only thing I don't like is trying to sew on the ribbon!:gah:

Crycket
12-05-2008, 08:57 PM
I've been making these too! I think they are so cute! I will be giving them to my daycare children for this years ornament. The only thing I don't like is trying to sew on the ribbon!:gah:

I like to sew the ribbon and button on before I sew up the side seam...it makes it way easy....

In fact, in order...

I will knit all the sleeves I am going to be making in one go....

I leave the cast on/off threads at the bottom, and use the other side as the top...

After cutting my ribbons, I stitch them where they look like they should be

I position my buttons, and stitch them in place

I weave the cast on thread in so it isn't showing, then I use the long cast off thread I have left to sew up the bottom, setting the bell about half way....

The last thing I do is sew up the sides with a fresh string, and shove in the candy cane....

Much easier then trying to sew things on in a cramped space...

shelluie
12-08-2008, 10:36 AM
I like to sew the ribbon and button on before I sew up the side seam...it makes it way easy....

In fact, in order...

I will knit all the sleeves I am going to be making in one go....

I leave the cast on/off threads at the bottom, and use the other side as the top...

After cutting my ribbons, I stitch them where they look like they should be

I position my buttons, and stitch them in place

I weave the cast on thread in so it isn't showing, then I use the long cast off thread I have left to sew up the bottom, setting the bell about half way....

The last thing I do is sew up the sides with a fresh string, and shove in the candy cane....

Much easier then trying to sew things on in a cramped space...

Oh Geez - why didn't I think of that?!:yay: